- Sep 19, 2015
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- Sth Coast, NSW, Australia
In Australia we also don't have any indication that something is GMO. Nor do they have to say "palm oil" is used. It's just vegetable fat. So if it says vegetable fat on any processed food it will be palm oil. If it is some other oil the producer will specify as if it is a miracle: olive oil or sunflower oil etc.You'd probably be horrified to know that INCI labeling doesn't require identification of GMO ingredients either. Nor does it differentiate "organic" ingredients from those that aren't. Like with canola oil, the INCI name is "Brassica Campestris Seed Oil" and that's it. If a seller wants to differentiate their products and appeal to the demographic looking for non-GMO and organic certified ingredients, they should include it in the description of their product.
I'm not fond of the very green EVOO for castile soap. It sounds silly, but I prefer the "light tasting" regular virgin olive oil because it gives a lighter bar after months of cure. Otherwise I don't feel or notice any difference.
Organic is written on the packaging of lots of products here. It's very popular.